Henry N. Carlier, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at the age of 88. Known to close friends and family as “Pete,” he was the loving husband of the late Jeanne L. (Boucher) Carlier who passed away last year on February 18, 2020. She was 83. Jeanne was affectionately known to all as “DeeDee.”
Born and raised in New Bedford, Henry was the son of the late George and Yvonne (Tetrault) Carlier. Jeanne was the daughter of Albert and Jean (Hubert) Boucher of Acushnet.
They were lifelong area residents with many of their married years spent living in Rochester. It was during those years living in Rochester that together, they would establish their dog kennel Hillrise. Over the years, Henry and Jeanne became accomplished and achieved success in raising, training, breeding, and showing German Shepherd dogs. They would see their greatest success with Tanley’s Gold Dust of Hillrise. AKA “Dusty.” Their work with Dusty would bring them all national recognition and a champion select honor. Their crowning achievement. In their earlier years of obedience training, Henry and Jeanne would have success through their German Shepherd Vala’s recruitment and service in the US military.
A Veteran of the Korean War, Henry served in the United States Army. After he completed his service, Henry worked for several years in the flooring industry, followed by part-time employment until his retirement. Jeanne was a lifelong employee of Verizon. In their later years, Henry and Jeanne would further their love of dogs through rescue. They were active supporting members of nonprofit rescue and animal rights organizations. They also took part in supporting K-9 officers through vest donation. Both very social, Henry and his wife enjoyed travel. Their door was always open and friends and family were always welcome. Henry would spend his last remaining few years in residency at the Oaks. Jeanne in residence at Sacred Heart. They are both loved and missed by all. Henry and Jeanne are survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond LaPalme of Venice, Florida as well as by godchildren, several nieces and a nephew.
Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, their funeral and burial will be private. Henry will be buried with his wife at the national cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, contributions in their honor may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, 1255 23rd St., NW, suite 450, Washington, D.C. 20037